Still Struggling with Neck Pain Years After Your Accident?

Written By John J. Giovanelli, D.C., P.C. on August 13, 2020

rsz autoinjuryCar crashes and other traumatic accidents can cause lots of internal damage to our bodies without us knowing it. Over time, these injuries will often manifest in seemingly unexplainable pains and aches.

Whiplash is the common term associated with neck pain and stiffness caused by intense back-and-forth movement of the head that happens when a vehicle comes to an abrupt stop. If this pain persists for more than a few days after the accident, it should be addressed by your chiropractor or another medical professional. 

Less Obvious Signs of Whiplash You Need to Know

It’s also vital to know that the symptoms of whiplash can go far beyond neck pain. In fact, many individuals don’t realize they are suffering from whiplash because their neck pain isn’t as noticeable as some other symptoms, including:

  • Headaches
  • Tingling/numbness in the arms
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred Vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Memory problems/Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleep disturbances

While some of these symptoms are more likely to occur right after your accident, some of them can become chronic issues with long-term side effects if not treated. 

Treating Whiplash with Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic care has been shown to relieve the whiplash pain caused by car accidents. As the back and neck are jostled in a crash, the spine can become misaligned, thus causing a lack of mobility and sometimes significant amounts of pain. Through adjusting the spine back to its proper position, the tension can be relieved, and mobility can be restored.

Supplement Chiropractic Care with Stretching

Along with chiropractic care, it is essential to stay active and perform at-home exercises to continue the healing process. With the right technique, these exercises, such as rolling your shoulders and rotating your neck, can help you regain full range of motion in your neck and back.

Take Control of Your Neck Pain Today

Whiplash is often identified by a struggle to move your arms, neck, or back in certain ways. Without chiropractic alignment, it can result in future pains. Whether you had an accident days or years ago, it is never too late to save yourself from the discomfort brought on by whiplash.

Call Dr. John Giovanelli at (770) 487-1228 to make an appointment and take the first step to relieve your pain.

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